Latest Village Voice

Marcel and Hannah are ready for the tip-off at the game.
February 28, 2020
- Village Voice
Among many different roles Charlotte Bautista took on throughout her career educating teenagers, she coached basketball. She’s nearly 90 now and those days are well in the past, but her love of the game still shone clearly when she joined fellow residents from her home in the Village at St. Clair... Read more
Team Members and residents at Winston Park enjoy a fund-raising, Australian-themed Barbecue. 
February 27, 2020
- Village Voice
As images of fiery inferno spread from Australia to every corner of the planet in late 2019 into early 2020, Linda Wilson was among many in The Village of Winston Park whose heart wept at the sight of weary firefighters, fearful families and hundreds of thousands of animals fighting to survive the... Read more
Residents in the Village at University Gates doing their floor exercises.
February 20, 2020
- Village Voice
Karen Poveda admits she encountered a fair bit of skepticism when she first proposed the idea of a “floor class” exercise program for the residents she supports in The Village at University Gates. A lot of time and effort goes into preventing long-term care residents from ending up on the floor,... Read more
Team members from three Villages, as well as a resident, took part in three volunteer build days in support  of Habitat for Humanity, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph.
February 18, 2020
- Village Voice
When Bryce McBain announced that Schlegel Villages was seeking teams of volunteers to support Habitat for Humanity in its large, multi-family complex in Guelph’s east end, the response was immediate. Team members from three Villages, as well as a resident, took part in three volunteer build days in... Read more
Jean and warren sit together in their suite at Riverside Glen.
February 13, 2020
- Village Voice
This past December when their extended family gathered at Christmas, Jean Parkinson recalls her husband Warren looking around the large room from happy family to happy family. They have five children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, and almost all remain close to their family roots in... Read more
Physiotherapy assistants Jake and Steve work with Mr. Tran during his regular exercise efforts in The Village at St. Clair. 
February 10, 2020
- Village Voice
When Nghiep Tran moved to The Village at St. Clair in 2017, he was learning to live with the results of a stroke that left his mobility completely compromised, so much so that he required a mechanical lift to help him in and out of bed every day. Physiotherapy assistants Jake and Steve work with Mr... Read more
February 7, 2020
- Village Voice
Her name means ‘Woman of Honour,’ and as I sit alongside Honoria (Nora) Groves, I quickly discover that, by all appearances, she has lived up to the title through nearly a century upon this Earth. It was her honour, or more appropriately, her sense of gratitude that brough me here this Wednesday... Read more
Aspen Lake's Pavao Gagrica upon the NuStep machine with kinesiology student Claire Tofflemire.
February 4, 2020
- Village Voice
When the exercise therapists and kinesiologists who support the Program for Active Living within Schlegel Villages gathered in September, they discussed ideas to highlight the upcoming Active Aging Week, marked internationally during the first week of October. Lucia D'amico is motivated to stay... Read more
Team member taking the time to listen and connect with a resident.
January 31, 2020
- Village Voice
It’s well understood that among residents of long-term care and retirement residences, mealtimes are important, not only in terms of nutrition and physical well-being but also for the social connections that can flourish across a dining table. If team members are able to slow down and truly listen... Read more
Team members work together to support residents, and it's important that they are supported as well. 
January 28, 2020
- Village Voice
As Canadians across the country focus on mental health and wellness during the annual Let’s Talk campaign sponsored by Bell Canada on Jan. 29, Schlegel Villages looks to its team members, recognizing just how much they give to residents and the potential toll that generosity can take within the... Read more

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